Huge herds of hairy, pig-like animals called peccaries suddenly vanish and don’t come back for years – and it seems to be because their populations are growing so large that they wipe themselves out.
It is the first example of natural population cyclicity documented in a mammal in Central and South America, and the largest in geography and timescale for any mammal in the world, saysJosé Fragosoat the University of Brasilia in Brazil.
Fragoso was studying herds …
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